ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has named its coalition government's new Cabinet, appointing a prominent banker to take over the key position of finance minister.
New government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou announced Thursday that Vassilis Rapanos, a non-executive chairman of the National Bank of Greece, had been appointed finance minister.
Rapanos, 65, has been a leading figure in the country's banking sector and has also been teaching at Athens University since 1992.
Conservative party head Antonis Samaras was sworn in as prime minister Wednesday at the head of a three-party coalition government, ending weeks of political deadlock and calming market fears of an imminent Greek exit from the euro currency.
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